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  • Long Island man arrested on DWI charges after pedestrian struck, killed: police

    SMITHTOWN, N.Y. — Police arrested a 43-year-old Long Island man after they say he struck and killed a pedestrian while driving drunk Friday night. Timothy Burke, of St. James, ¬†was driving a 2006 Dodge Charger northbound on Route 111 around 8:30 p.m. when he hit Kenneth Rich, 51, who was crossing the street. Rich, of Smithtown, was pronounced dead at the scene. Burke was charged with driving while intoxicated and will be arraigned in First District Court in Central Islip […]

  • Once 400-pound John Goodman debuts dramatic weight loss at London film festival

    LONDON — Award-winning actor John Goodman is known for his hilarious stints in hits like “Roseanne” and “The Big Lebowski,” and fans have grown accustomed to his hefty, lovable image. Cue their surprise when Goodman started showing up on red carpets¬†looking slimmer and healthier than ever, most recently at the BFI London Film Festival Thursday and the Toronto Film Festival in September with costars Helen Mirren and Bryan Cranston to promote their new movie “Trumbo.” Goodman proved what a difference […]

  • Suspect wanted in connection with shooting death of 27-year-old Bronx woman

    FORDHAM HEIGHTS, The Bronx — Police are searching for a suspect in connection with the shooting death of a 27-year-old woman from the Bronx. Officers responded to a 911 call at 2525 Morris Ave. Sunday around 7:42 a.m. and found Jennifer Ortiz sitting in the passenger seat of an SUV with a gunshot wound to her head. EMS pronounced the Belmont resident dead at the scene. The NYPD is searching for 31-year-old suspect Amauri Perdomo, described as about 6-feet tall […]

  • WATCH: ‘Saturday Night Live’ pokes fun at Taylor Swift’s ever-growing squad

    The skit begins as a horror story, but for some, Taylor Swift’s ever-growing “squad” may be scarier than any serial killer or visit from the undead. Swift’s began filling her squad with the usual mix of besties and models (Selena Gomez, Karlie Kloss, Gigi Hadid, ect.), but ever since she kicked off her international “1989” tour, it has grown considerably with new unexpected guests in every city. Musical sensations like Steven Tyler, Mick Jagger and Justin Timberlake have joined the […]

  • University of Louisiana-Monroe quarterback, 20, dies of unknown causes: coach

    MONROE, La. — Fall Saturdays are the holy grail of college football. But the coveted day turned tragic for a 20-year-old walk-on quarterback who would have enjoyed it most. The University of Louisiana at Monroe confirmed Saturday morning that one of its quarterbacks, Daniel Fitzwater died from an unknown cause. The coaching staff made the statement shortly before the school’s game against Georgia Southern, NFL.com reported. “The coaching staff and team are deeply saddened by the loss of a great […]

  • Long Island doctor, 38, found dead in doorway of Chelsea apartment: police

    CHELSEA — Police found a woman dead in the doorway of a Chelsea apartment Sunday morning, but they’re not calling it a homicide. A 911 call was placed at 223 W 16th St. around 8:32 a.m., authorities said. Officers found the woman, identified as 38-year-old Dr. Kiersten Cerveny of Manhasset, in the apartment building’s vestibule. Ceverny’s body was found sprawled by the front door of the fifth-floor walk-up with bruises around her neck, police told PIX11. “She was tall, and […]

  • Giants’ Odell Beckham Jr. almost recreates amazing 1-handed catch, breaks NFL record for receiving yards

    ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. — New York Giants’ Odell Beckham Jr. is a wizard on the field. The wide receiver almost made a bonkers catch against the Buffalo Bills reminiscent to the legendary one-handed touchdown pass that earned him “Best Play” at the 2015 ESPY awards and countless replays on ESPN’s “Sports Center” his rookie year. But while Beckham Jr. caught the ball, he wasn’t able to get a foot in bounds. It’s a move that’s soon to be signature to […]

  • Watch: Drone video captures whales swimming next to paddleboarder in Australia

    ESPERANCE, Australia — New Yorkers may have bid farewell to summer weeks ago, but they can relive the warm weather magic by watching this majestic video filled with turquoise waters and calm-inducing background music. In Australia, Esperance local Jaimen Hudson heard a rumor of whales frolicking in nearby waters, and he wasted little time grabbing his drone to capture evidence. What Hudson filmed was a perfect juxtaposition of two gigantic whales swimming next to a seemingly ant-like man on a […]

  • Scientists discover cannabis in tobacco pipes excavated from William Shakespeare’s garden

    STRATFORD, Great Britain — Ernest Hemingway famously coined the phrase, “Write drunk; edit sober,” but centuries earlier William Shakespeare may have preferred a different substance to get the creative juices flowing. Scientists from South Africa have excavated 400-year-old tobacco pipes from Shakespeare’s garden and found them to contain cannabis residue, The Independent reported. The pipes were analyzed in Pretoria, South Africa using a technique called gas chromatography mass spectrometry, which is sensitive to residues preserved in pipes. The items were […]

  • PIX11’s Jay Dow, Kenton Young win NABJ award for long-form Ferguson, Mo. coverage

      PIX11 correspondent Jay Dow and videographer Kenton Young have won a National Association of Black Journalists award for their long-form coverage of the unrest in Ferguson, Mo. after the death of Michael Brown.

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